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Freedom From Religion Foundation Scott Walker

Offends atheist group

7 Nov, 2011

Walker puts out a press release referring to the evergreen tree in the capitol as the Christmas tree instead of the holiday tree:

As the holiday season comes, I am excited to announce that the Christmas tree displayed in our State Capitol will have homemade ornaments created by Wisconsin’s youth.

The president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation considers the change rude and insensitive to non-Christians:

The reason that it was turned into a holiday tree was to avoid this connotation that the governor chooses one religion over another. It’s essentially a discourtesy by the governor to announce that. He intends that to be a slight and a snub to non-Christians, otherwise he would not do it.